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Native Speaker Needed?

Native Speaker Needed? At the 2007 TESOL Chile Conference the question was asked: Are native speaker teachers automatically the best teachers of a language? Just because you speak a language naturally, does that mean you can teach it? Or does … Continue reading

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520 Great Students: What Does Engineering & Medicine Have That Teaching Doesn’t Have?

It would seem that I’m full of questions today. Questions that warrant answers, if Chile is committed to improving the quality of its education system. Out of the 520 students who scored highest on the recent PSU, there were two … Continue reading

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We Only Hire Native Speakers: We Prefer People Who Are Not Teachers

I bet you are thinking I made the headline up. No one would ever advertise an actual ELT / EFL /ESL job in such openly discriminatory language, would they? The sad thing, dear reader, the truly sad thing, is that … Continue reading

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